Monday, July 28, 2008

Time flies whether you are having fun or not…

It’s the last week of July already. Just like a red sports car the summer is cruising by and I feel like I am standing beside the road watching it pull away. The days and weeks of summer pass so quickly.

I was weeding the garden last night and wishing I had been more diligent in the spring to keep the weeds down and get some annuals in the ground. But the more I weeded the more I realized how nice the evening was and how much I was enjoying the summer light.

As a kid I spent the better part of my youth wishing time away. “Enjoy each moment to the fullest,” sounds like such a platitude – but I am really trying to just live for this moment – and embracing what life is offering me right now.

And what life is offering me tonight is more weeds to pull and some ½ price, pot bound, annuals to free from their restrictive black containers and get into the earth. Let them bloom and grow. May we all bloom and grow!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

It is finished...

It took nearly a year from when we started it to complete it. We are grateful for a number of reasons that it is finally finished. First and foremost being that some normalcy can reign once again.

At times it is like having a second job that did not pay very well. It was a source of stress, frustration and a few pointed conversations.

The result is stunning. It is more than we hoped for and we feel blessed. It has already become a retreat.

Now we just need to figure out a way to work there… year ‘round. A way to make a living in Vermont.

We have some great friends in VT and New England and we want to be closer to them.

Monday, July 14, 2008

It took a week....

More kitchen than we bargained for...the island 10 feet long!

From the other end

From the living room

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Home from Vermont and why I will be going back...

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